DSAJ on River City Live
The DSAJ was featured on River City Live to discuss Down Syndrome Awareness Month and our 15th Annual Buddy Walk!
DSAJ Adults at Work!
The DSAJ’s Employment Initiative and #DSWorks helped to place some of our adults seeking employment with a weekend job working with designer Ashley DeRamus and her line, Ashley by Design, at the Southern Women’s Show Jacksonville! Take a look at these pictures of our individuals hard at work. Way to go, Jeremy, Kelsey, Molly and Mandi!
Teen & Adult Yoga and Rock Social
The DSAJ teens and adults spend their Sunday relaxing with a Yoga class followed by rock painting and pizza! The rocks we painted will be hid at the DSAJ’s 15th Annual Buddy Walk for our walkers to find!
Northern Stars Mini Golf Social
The DSAJ Northern Stars spent their September Social playing miniature golf and eating ice cream at Island Falls Adventure Golf in Fernandina Beach!
Lil' Stars at Jump Street
We started the weekend off right with some fun at Jump Street for our September Social!
"Working Towards Success"
Employment Readiness Course
Our teens and adults have fun while learning essential employability skills in our “Working Towards Success” workshop series! This 6-week course is offered to individuals ages 16 and up who are working towards a goal of employment.
Down at the Dock Derby
Jacksonville Marine Charities and The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament hosted another amazing “Down at The Dock Fishing Derby” for the DSAJ! This fishing derby gives individuals the opportunity to experience the excitement of fishing down on the docks at Sisters Creek Park. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success: 121 Financial Credit Union, Academy Sports +Outdoors, Adkison Towing and Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning! The day was a total blast!!
Illuminate the Night
It was a great night! We raised over $12,000 to support the Down Syndrome Assocaiation.
Jumbo Shrimp Adult Social
Our Adult social group went to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball game to cheer on our Shrimp vs. the Mobile BayBears! We even made it on the big screen…twice!
Lil' Stars at Bay & Bee
Our Lil’ Stars had fun playing indoors at Bay & Bee for our May Social! The beautiful facility allowed our Lil’ Stars and their siblings to explore, imagine, play and discover!
DSAJ Starz Take First!
The DSAJ Starz Dance Team ended a great season by taking first place at the Cheersport Cheerleading & Dance Championship. Way to go, dancers!
2017 DSAJ Basketball League
Great job to all those who played on this year’s DSAJ Basketball League! Way to go, basketball players!
January Adult Social
The DSAJ Adults had a great time expressing themselves through an afternoon of art and poetry at Hope at Hand!
The Peters family, along with DSAJ Executive Director Debbie Revels and Board President Stephanie Kearney, did an amazing job spreading awareness and education about Down syndrome for Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Check out DSAJ Program Coordinator Desiree Jomant along with the DSAJ Starz Dance Team featured on an episode of Inside Jacksonville!
September Teen Social
Our teens had a blast learning some Tae Kwon Do techniques with Master Steve and Yesha Ministries at our September social! Special thanks to Gwendi, one of our DSAJ Adults, who helped instruct the class. Gwendi is a black belt with Yesha Ministries and is so awesome to watch in action!
2016 Basketball Banquet
The DSAJ ended a great Basketball season with our annual Basketball Banquet…pizza, trophies and (best of all) friends made for a fun night of celebrating months of team work and effort! As always, a HUGE thanks to Coach JP for being the best!
August Teen Social at Sweet Pete's
At our August Teen social, everyone had a ton of fun at the Candy Shop! This social was like a sweet dream come true as our teen group and volunteers had the chance to make their own lollipops, eat ice cream and tour the candy factor at Sweet Pete’s!
Buddy Walk Kick Off Party
The DSAJ Buddy Walk Kickoff Party was so much fun. Nobody parties like the DSAJ…the dancing, food and fun were endless. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make this event successful. See you all at the Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 22nd.
Wellness & Fitness
Our Wellness & Fitness Group has been off to a fabulous start! Each week we do a different type of exercise before our Weight Watcher’s Meeting. We have done Zumba, Tae Kwon Do with Teresa, CrossFit, Circuit Training and more!